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A free site that allows students at high-elem., junior high and high school levels, teachers and life-long learners to acquire and retain vocabulary. Each free session has three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Each level has 3 puzzles with 12 words each (36 total words in a session) and contains seven (7) additional activities/exercises that help develop vocabulary. It is continuously updated.

For details on existing themed content and Latin & Greek Root list click here:

Alphabetical List of 90+ thematic features

School Content Calendar

Alphabetical List of Latin & Greek Root


There will be 20 lesson plans with grade level appropriate roots/cells derived from Latin or Greek. For current Root Word Lesson Plan #1 through #7 all answers can be put INSIDE the puzzle boxes. In each lesson plan three roots/cells are used. As a quick pre-test for students/teachers/life-long learners, determine if you know the meaning of the cell/root. Study it before submitting answers which solve the puzzles.

Having trouble? By hitting the submit button twice, you can access the answer. Each word is used in context. Seven other activities accompany and supplement the study of each group of words. They include:

(1) Fill-in-the-Blanks, (2) Definition Match, (3) Synonym & Antonym Encounter, (4) Crossword, (5) Word Search, (6) True or False Sentences, (7) Contextual Story (including an AUDIO reading).

Be sure to include the name, city, state/country of your school when submitting your answers and requests.


We provide “complete themed units” on our web pages, stand alone puzzles and A-to-Z word lists (called “alphalaries” either printable or sent to you upon request.)

The 625+ word lists include long lists of themed words and come with suggestions/tips for usage! To get details go to the home page header: Word Lists The 625+ word list link is here!

To receive more teaching ideas for the “vocabulary word lists” please indicate which list you want in the subject line and email jancook@myvocabulary.com. Please include the name of your school, if applicable.

Representive content below is listed in school calendar order:


1. Character Education
2. Math Word and puzzles
3. Greek Mythology
4. Election
5. Explorers/Pioneers
5a. Christopher Columbus Day
5b. Lewis & Clark and the La. Purchase Celebration
6. Football – College and Pro
7. MULTI-SCIENCE (Chemistry, Physics and Geology)
8. Halloween (Spooky)
8a. Wizard — inspired by Harry Potter
8b. Monsters – if you dare!
9. Fire Safety Month
10. Stock Market Game
11. SAT/ACT – Most Important Word in puzzles –12 sessions & 216 words
12. Thanksgiving Holiday
13. Veterans Day
14. Wright Brother s First Flight
15. Year-end Holidays – Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan

In the New Year:

1. Martin Luther King Jr, Day
2. Health/fitness/nutrition
3. Groundhog Day
4. Valentines
5. St. Patrick’s Day and Irish Folklore
6. Notable Women in History
7. Basketball — inspired by “March Madness”
8. Earth Day and the Environment
9. Shakespeare Celebration
10. Spring Flowers
11. Science Fair
12. Memorial Day and Independence Day
13. Weddings
14. Baseball — National Pastime all year
15. Rain Forest
16. Biology – Insects
17. Life Skills-Health & Fitness
18. California Gold Rush
19. Your Horoscope by the Zodiac Sign

Representatve Content Thematics under construction:

1. Photography – now complete
2. Astronomy – Solstice and Eclipse – now complete
3. Native Americans
4. Confrontation, Terrorism & War
5. New Year Resolutions – now complete
6. Famous People in History